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Daily Local News – November 12, 2015

A lawsuit filed by a Bloomington landlord is forcing the city to redo an eight-year-old set of sweeping changes to its zoning law; After a heated three-hour public meeting last week, the group behind the proposed Seven Oaks Classical School is pushing forward with plans to set up a charter school in Monroe County;The Director of the Monroe County Public …

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Voices in the Street – “ATO-No! Alpha Tau Omega is Disbanded at IU.”

About a month ago, the fraternity house Alpha Tau Omega released a sexually explicit video on Twitter and was subsequently shut down. The official move-out date was last Friday. ATO and select individuals were accused of hazing, endangering a student and lying to university officials. Voices in the Street wanted to know whether or not your friends and neighbors feel …

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EcoReport – November 12, 2015

In today’s Eco-Report feature Professor Chris Craft discusses Wetlands which continue to disappear from the landscape, but they are important in preserving our clean water. Wetlands filter our runoff and also absorb toxic chemicals. Professor Craft takes his students at IU to the recently preserved wetland in Bean Blossom Bottoms to learn about the dynamics of wetlands. EcoReport is a …

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Wetlands and Beanblossom Bottom Nature Preserve

In today’s Eco-Report feature Professor Chris Craft discusses Wetlands which continue to disappear from the landscape, but they are important in preserving our clean water. Wetlands filter our runoff and also absorb toxic chemicals. Professor Craft takes his students at IU to the recently preserved wetland in Bean Blossom Bottoms to learn about the dynamics of wetlands.

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Better Beware Worst Internet Scams Two

Here are the top six internet scams, which have been around a long time, and repeatedly exposed, but way, WAY too many people keep falling for them!

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Jail Requests Extra Money To Pay Staff

The Monroe County Jail is asking for $145,000 in extra funding to pay employees for working overtime. The Monroe County Council considered the request last night. Jail Commander Sam Crowe explained the request stating that the jail is having overtime issues with a shortage of staff to handle the flux of inmates. County Council member Lee Jones questioned the wisdom …

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Cast of Characters: Stephen Lucas

In the WFHB series, Cast of Characters, we go looking for local people with interesting personal stories. We bring you another installment of the Cast of Characters series now with WFHB correspondent Amanda Marino.

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Daily Local News – November 11, 2015

Starting at 6 p.m. today, the Monroe County Fair Board is holding a Veterans Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Plaza on the Monroe County Fairgrounds; A legislative panel has suggested 11 fixes to Indiana’s teacher shortage; The Indiana State Board of Education has unanimously rejected a proposal to have Indiana high school education move toward college and career preparation …

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Proposed College and Career Preparation Models Are Deemed To Restrictive For Students Age And Understanding

The Indiana State Board of Education has unanimously rejected a proposal to have Indiana high school education move toward college and career preparation models. The Republican-appointed panel declared the new diploma plan is not ready to be implemented. School board members had numerous questions on how this legislation would affect teacher staffing, arts education, disabled and special education students, foreign …

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Legislation Seeking How To Attract Teachers

A legislative panel has suggested 11 fixes to Indiana’s teacher shortage. According to the Times of Northwest Indiana, the General Assembly’s Interim Study Committee on Education believes these fixes will not immediately get teachers into classrooms. But they think the ideas will encourage recruitment and retention of teachers. The committee is calling for strong mentoring programs for new teachers, higher …

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